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Is there a connection between iron metabolism and bacterial infections?

Is there a connection between iron metabolism and bacterial infections?

No: Iron metabolism is not related to bacterial infections although people with severe iron deficiency will have less active immune systems. Their bodies will not fight infection as effectively as others. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Is there a connection between megaloblastic anemia and nutrition?

Is there a connection between megaloblastic anemia and nutrition?

Maybe: The common causes of megaloblastic anemia are vitamin B12 deficiency and Folic Acid deficiency. A diet poor in these vitamins may lead to megaloblastic anemia. ...Read more

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Can there be a connection between reoccuring bacterial vaginosis and bacterial in your navel?

Can there be a connection between reoccuring bacterial vaginosis and bacterial in your navel?

Not that I am aware : Of , but if u have recurring bv, you need to take acidolphilus or pro-biotics along with a good multi- vitamin to help prevent BV and also u need your gyn to make sure the infection is not coming form your cervix or your endometrium and u need to make sure the vaginal culture is going to a lab that can diagnose all 6 different bacteria that can cause bv. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between kidney function and body odor?

Is there a connection between kidney function and body odor?

Yes it is: When your kidnes are not functioning properly there is build up of chemicals in the body and can give bad odor.The common causes of bad odor are diet and hormone level and alcohol. ...Read more

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Could there be a connection between sugar addiction and yeast?

Could there be a connection between sugar addiction and yeast?

Yes: Yeast grow by fermenting sugar ? so your sweet tooth actually feeds them. In addition, having treated thousands of patients with candida/yeast overgrowth, it seems clear that the candida also triggers sugar craving so that the yeast can get fed. Unlike type 2 sugar addiction where people get irritable when hungry, sugar cravings from yeast do not make the person irritable. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between Alzheimer's and folic acid?

Is there a connection between Alzheimer's and folic acid?

Thanks for asking!: Low Folic Acid level may be result of reversible dementia. It is related to more nutritional deficiency that demented patients may have hard times to feed themselves or may refuse to eat themselves for no reasons. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between spherocytosis and splenectomy?

Is there a connection between spherocytosis and splenectomy?

Yes: Historically, patient's with more severe hereditary spherocytosis have had splenectomy to increase the survival of the spherocytic red blood cells and thereby improve anemia. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between excessive vertigo and cancer?

Is there a connection between excessive vertigo and cancer?

Can be : If the cancer metastasizes to brain, or if infiltrates brain coverings (carcinomatous meningitis), vertigo can be a symptom. But also, cancer medicines have adverse effects, and may provoke dizziness and vertigo. Lastly, there are what we term paraneoplastic syndromes which cause vertigo indirectly via antibodies, such as ovarian or lung cancers. ...Read more

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Is there s relationship between diabetes and anemia?

Is there s relationship between diabetes and anemia?

Glycation: Poorly contolled diabetes by itself promotes red cell desctruction through increase glycation of red cell proteins. ...Read more

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Could there be a connection between oral thrush and hypothyroidism?

Could there be a connection between oral thrush and hypothyroidism?

Not usually: There is a rare condition called autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome, type 1 in which both hypothyroidism and a mild immunodeficiency (susceptibility to yeast infections, including oral thrush) can occur together. One episode of thrush would not raise suspicion for this necessarily, but if you have had multiple episodes, you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease and increased susceptibility to viruses, URI's?

Is there a connection between  Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease and increased susceptibility to viruses, URI's?

Yes: Undifferentiated connective tissue disease means that your immune system is attacking your body instead of fighting against infection . This can make you more prone to infections of any kind. ...Read more

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Could there be a correlation between kidney function and body odor?

Could there be a correlation between kidney function and body odor?

Can be with azotemia: No correlation between body odor & norm, ally functioning kidneys. But serious kidney disease, as in end stage kideny disease or failing kidneys subjecs are unable to process or eliminate certain toxins such as urea. This gives them an unpleasant odor. ...Read more

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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more